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Afghan Economy Faces Uncertain Future as Foreign Forces Withdraw (VOA On Assignment)i
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January 04, 2013 4:03 PM
Reporter Bethany Matta talked with On Assignment's Imran Siddiqui in May about the economic effects of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. Matta explains how concerns about Afghanistan's economic future have prompted a financial exodus, with many Afghans moving their money abroad.

Afghan Economy Faces Uncertain Future as Foreign Forces Withdraw (VOA On Assignment)

Published January 04, 2013

Reporter Bethany Matta talked with On Assignment's Imran Siddiqui in May about the economic effects of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. Matta explains how concerns about Afghanistan's economic future have prompted a financial exodus, with many Afghans moving their money abroad.

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"Kurdish Children Missing in Turkey"

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